Category Archives: Collaboration

Agile Tip: Mapping Use Cases with Portfolio Items, Projects, and Stories

I’m working with a customer who needed to put their “as-is” product use cases into VersionOne Lifecycle. After looking at several options, we decided to use a combination of planning levels, portfolio items, and user stories to create the customer’s complete product use case … Continue reading

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New Portfolio Item Subscriptions

During my time on the VersionOne Services team, one of the features I always tried to highlight with larger customers was subscriptions. Such a simple feature can provide a huge impact in larger enterprises. Team members can use subscriptions to alert them  … Continue reading

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Is the Process Fix In?

In the best selling book Who Moved My Cheese?, author Spencer Johnson tells the fictional tale  of two mice, and two humans who must deal with the inevitable changes happening in their “cheese” environment. Two of the key lessons about changes from the … Continue reading

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Agile Tip: SAFe Team Program Increment Objectives in Community Topics

Using the VersionOne Communities and Topics to present team objectives is a fast and efficient way clearly display your Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) Team Program Increment (PI) objectives.  Integrated into the TeamRoom™ via the Topics panel, the VersionOne TeamRoom topic conversations also allow your suppliers and customers … Continue reading

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When Waterfall and Agile Collide: CA PPM Integration Simplifies Scaling

Today with CA, we announced an exciting new native integration solution between CA PPM and VersionOne that enables tracking of agile and waterfall development projects in a single console. This solution integrates Clarity PPM and VersionOne agile project management to simplify … Continue reading

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Inside Our Dev Team: The Birth Story of Estimably for Agile Estimation

We seem to reach consensus much faster… In case you missed our Summer 2014 release announcement, Estimably™ is a free, poker-style agile estimation tool (game) within VersionOne TeamRoom™ that allows a team to easily participate in story estimation exercises no matter where they … Continue reading

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Using Conversations to Help Business and Development Work Together

A very important component of the agile mindset is the partnership of business and development. When your company culture shifts away from silos to an all-for-one mentality where teams are working together on a regular basis, the organization’s capability to … Continue reading

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VersionOne Mobile Collaboration & Estimation on Display in Orlando

Agile 2014 began in Orlando today. Agilistas from the world over are now gathered for the big annual event. Here at VersionOne, we put some additional touches on new Summer Release mobile functionality and a fix or two that can … Continue reading

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New Spring 2014 Point Release – 14.1.6

Earlier this week, the German football machine exposed gaps in the Brazilian defense. World Cup viewers around the globe were stunned at the precision of the attack and the inability of the Seleção to do anything to slow it down. … Continue reading

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New Point Release 14.1.3

This day in 1618 marked the Defenestration of Prague, whereby William Slavata and Jaroslav Martinic were literally thrown out the window after being convicted of violating the Letter of Majesty, thus beginning a Bohemian revolt and the Thirty Years’ war. … Continue reading

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